Bangalore water supply

Water and a City: Institutions, community and citizens at work in Bengaluru

The Context The city of Bengaluru sits on a high ridgeline, 900 m above the sea level. With a population of around 11 million in 2017, the city is facing challenges in meeting its current and future water needs (Times of India, 2018). For now, the main water source is Cauvery, located at a distance […]

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Identifying Water Quality with Insects

Testing pollution levels in natural water bodies can require a considerable amount of gear and instrumentation. However, there is another much simpler solution. Observing the species of insects that live in natural water bodies and identifying them can reveal how polluted that particular water body is. This method of observing pollution in natural water bodies […]

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Ground water in India

Ground Water in India

Water located below the ground surface in soil pores and the fractures of lithologic formations is often withdrawn for agricultural, municipal and industrial use and is replenished by precipitation, river flow and irrigation return flow. Usage of ground water has some obvious advantages over surface water — better protection against pollution; little treatment required before […]

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